“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go—you’ll find family.” “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” “There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.”
“Don’t break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.” “Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper.” “It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.” “ Leprechauns , castles, good luck and laughter.
“May joy and peace surround you, contentment latch your door, and happiness be with you now and bless you evermore!” “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your fields.
Saint Patrick’s Day , or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, lit. The day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland, and celebrates the heritage and culture of the Irish in general.
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends. May your home always be too small to hold all your friends. May the cat eat you, and may the devil eat the cat. May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!
Be sure to end your toast off with a hearty “Sláinte!” (pronounced slawn-CHA). It means “Health!” and is the Irish equivalent to “Cheers!”
There are no female leprechauns According to the book ‘A History of Irish Fairies,’ there is no record in Irish folklore of leprechauns having a female counterpart in their ranks or even a solid record of how they procreate or reproduce.
Common Funny Irish Sayings Your “oul fella” and your “oul wan” These terms refer to your father and your mother respectively. 2. “ Sleeven” Acting the maggot. Up to no good and probably performing some kind of mischief. Fluthered. Very very drunk! Happy Out. Content in your current surroundings. Awful good. Quare. Donkeys Years.
The most likely explanation for the modern day Leprechaun appearance is that green is a traditional national Irish color dating back as far as 1642. The hat might be derived from the style of outdated fashion still common in Ireland in the 19th century.
The most common greeting is the handshake. The Irish usually shake hands when being introduced or when greeting a friend or work colleague. In formal situations or with people of higher status, titles and last names are used. Among close friends and family, the Irish may hug and kiss each other on the cheek.
A proverb for every occasion! ‘Seanfhocal’ is the Irish word for proverb , literally meaning ‘old word’. The following proverbs have been around for centuries. They were originally told in Gaelic but have since migrated into the English language too.
Go n-eirí an t-ádh leat is one way of wishing ‘ good luck’ which literally means, ‘That luck may rise with you! ‘ Another well-known phrase that wishes good fortune is go n-éirí an bóthar leat.
Saint Patrick’s color was blue , not green , say historians. The hue — St. Patrick’s blue , a lighter shade — can still be seen on ancient Irish flags and was used on armbands and flags by members of the Irish Citizen Army, whose 1916 Easter Rising attempted to end British rule.
TODAY’S TRADITIONS Leprechauns are actually one reason you’re supposed to wear green on St . Patrick’s Day —or risk getting pinched! The tradition is tied to folklore that says wearing green makes you invisible to leprechauns, which like to pinch anyone they can see.
Lonely and afraid, he turned to his religion for solace, becoming a devout Christian . (It is also believed that Patrick first began to dream of converting the Irish people to Christianity during his captivity.) READ MORE: Was St.